Cyber Security | Middle East & Africa (MEA)

Key Findings

Common reasons for breaches #

Internal process issues and insecure applications are both (36% each) the top reasons for security incidents.

Common reasons for security incidents - MEA

Security issues faced in the last 12 months #

35% of respondents said their organizations faced DDoS attacks in the last 12 months.

Security issues organizations faced in the last twelve months - MEA

OWASP web application security risks #

Insufficient logging and monitoring came out at the top (44%) as the most critical security risk to web applications, followed by SQL injection and using components with known vulnerabilities (each 33%)

What OWASP issues organizations faced - MEA

cybersecurity investment areas #

When it comes to strengthening cyber security, investment areas like cloud security takes the top spot (73%), followed by consolidation—54% of respondents chose identity management, threat management, and network and application security.

Areas organizations are investing in to improve security - MEA

Risk Mitigation | Middle East & Africa (MEA)

Key Findings

Infrastructure security risk mitigation #

73% of the respondents reported implementing robust password policies as the top recommendation to mitigate infrastructure security risk, followed by immediately updating security patches (68%) and implementing VPN access (64%).

Mitigating infrastructure security risk - MEA

Application security risk mitigation #

71% of the respondents reported using a web application firewall (WAF) as the top recommendation to mitigate application security risk, followed by periodic penetration testing (57%) and encrypting data at the source (52%).

Mitigating application security risk - MEA